Duke Clinical Research Institute Employee Reviews about "work life balance"
65% would recommend to a friend
(38 total reviews)
85% approve of CEO
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- "It is hard to bring (or keep) quality employees because of the low pay structure and terrible annual raises." (in 14 reviews)
- "out, management gives into requests or wants of the thought leaders that aren't always feasible or that don't always make sense for a given trial or task...as one can imagine, this doesn't always bode well for the staff working on said trial or for management who at some point has to answer for the progress, mistakes, planning or timelines of a given trial." (in 14 reviews)
- "Salaries are not competitive" (in 12 reviews)
- "HR doesn't listen either and are of no help when an employee has an issue with a bad manager" (in 9 reviews)
- "Upper management made the wrong decisions and middle management were not supportive." (in 5 reviews)
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Updated Nov 14, 2023
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- 5.0May 7, 2016Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Clinical Operation's leadership team works well together. Open and transparent communication to all levels of the department. Flexible work schedule is a plus promoting the work/life balance that sets DCRI apart from a CRO.
Parking is expensive. Technology is lagging.2
- 5.0Sep 20, 2015Financial Management Analyst IICurrent Employee, more than 8 yearsDurham, NC
Fantastic work life balance. Great people. Top management looks at DCRI as a whole to try to find improvement and make the staff happy.
Salary is below market valueDuke Clinical Research Institute Response9y
Thank you for sharing your feedback. I’m pleased you are enjoying a great work/life balance and have colleagues you like here. The DCRI prides itself on building strong teams with employees who believe in our mission to improve the lives of patients around the world. As an academic research organization and part of the Duke system, we are proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package that surpasses what many other corporations can provide. We’ve also been taking steps to ensure our employees our compensated competitively with similar roles across the Duke system and in comparison to market analyses for our region. Nicole Hedrick, Chief Human Resources Officer
- 1.0Oct 11, 2013Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 8 years
Decent benefits, clean facilities, raises are lower than living of standards but they do happen occasion, access to thought leadership, learn different functions on occasion
Lack of Leadership by new management Has too many issues to address and not enough resources to address them People are leaving at a constant pace Employees are afraid they are being targeted Work/life balance is disappearing3
- 3.0Jan 29, 2018Senior CRAFormer Employee, less than 1 yearDurham, NC
9 to 5 job with great work life balance.
No standard processes across the board. Each project has its own set of processes. Training is non-existent or lacking. Managers are terrible about communicating. If you ask too many questions, they assume you are not qualified and it will be a black mark against you. They say they are a collaborative environment but they ding you for asking questions.1
- 4.0Apr 17, 2017Anonymous EmployeeCurrent EmployeeDurham, NC
Great work life balance here at DCRI
Poor Mgmt in some areas. The company is working on these issues.1Duke Clinical Research Institute Response7y
Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback! We are proud of our work life balance and continue to improve. We have recently added a free wellness program that is specific to the DCRI for all employees to take advantage of. We also offer a class for managers to improve their skills which we feel will help foster better relationships across the DCRI.
- 2.0Apr 14, 2013Lead CRACurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsDurham, NC
All the pros of working at DCRI are now going away. DCRI is striving to become as toxic as industry CROs. The pros of reasonable work hours and work/home life balance is now going away.
* pitiful pay raises (which used to be balanced by reasonable work hours and ability to have a work/home life balance) * new management came from industry and is ruining DCRI * unreasonable deliverable time lines and expectations3